"Despite record-breaking 93 degree heat for our kickoff, the entire event was such a blessing," said Tina in Flint. "God provided shade with the trees ? and a steady wind kept us cool."

A young woman named Kristen shared her story with those in attendance, telling how she had made an appointment for an abortion at Planned Parenthood seven years ago.

A Planned Parenthood worker told her there would be people "protesting" outside ? but to ignore them. "Just knowing that people would be there made her change her mind and choose life for her daughter," Tina said. Kristen's daughter is now 6 years old.

"Being physically present here makes a big difference," Kristen said.

"I just really want to impress upon you all that being here can ? help people understand this is not just a split decision," she said. "We are a community and that's why we are here!"


With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.